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itchy skin

I have been itchy every night and it won't go away !! Its making me go crazy. At night the palm of my hands and my feet start itching and also my belly and in the afternoon my whole body starts itching . I'm not sure what is causingfor this to happen and I sshower everyday too and it won't stop I'm 37 weeks pregnant . can this be something serious ?
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Its probably pupps! I get itchy belly that is terrible and I get what look like tiny bug bites. Make sure you are moisturizing regularly after your showers to prevebt dry skin and also drink lots of water. And next doctors appointment make sure you let them know as occasionally but rarely it can be a liver irregulation
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Lotion can help and make sure you drink lots of water!
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Today I had a serious case of the itchies.  I had to stop what I was doing to take a shower and lotion up, it is seriously annoying.  
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I am 37 weeks pregnant and I have the same thing
My midwife she tell me that is normal and to put where I am itchy calomine lotion
Is helping a lot
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It's your skin stretching. Don't scratch your belly it help leave bad stretch marks. I have that bad now. And I'm 36 weeks. Before like in my second trimester I would get hives the baby was making me break out when I eat certain foods.
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It's totally normal. I told my doctor about it and she thought it was just an itch but until I showed her my belly she said it was pupps. She called my pharmacy to give me Hudrocortisone Cream USP 2.5% it's worked like magic! I used it once and it stopped the itch and she also recommended for me to take short showers with water that isn't too hot and to wash my belly with Dove soap
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